Angèle Parent, PhD
Dr. Angèle Parent is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Parent is a trained neurophysiologist who has a longstanding interest in AD with special emphasis on the mechanisms involved in memory storage. Her research seeks to clarify the protein machinery involved in memory formation and consolidation under normal and pathological conditions, focusing on synaptic transmission and brain plasticity. Dr. Parent graduated from The University of Montréal and pursued a postdoctoral training at The Johns Hopkins University. She has dedicated more than 25 years to investigate on basic mechanisms that affect memory function in AD patients. Her laboratory has successfully combined electrophysiological expertise with molecular and cell biology approaches to better understand complex mechanisms underlying the memory process in mouse models of AD. Dr. Parent is fully committed to making a difference in the lives of those who are afflicted by this devastating disease.